September 28, 2023


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Icelandic novel finds Chinese audience

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The Blue Fox,the first contemporary novel from Iceland, translated from Icelandic to Chinese.

 China has been introduced to more than 70 Icelandic  authors in  the  past  century ,  more  than 200 different kinds of works.

“We’re very acquainted with literature from Northern Europe,” says Shi  Qin’e,  a  professor  with  the Chinese Academy of Social Science Institute of Foreign Literature, who also brought Edda and Saga, the two mythological folklores, to China. “To that extent we’re  one  rung  higher  in  terms  of cultural exchange.”

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